Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on reviewing concepts about factoring. This included: prime factorization, GCF, and trinomials. He is quite proficient at it. He especially has patience when searching for correct combinations of factors."
"The student updated me that he did reach out to his teacher about self-advocating for additional test/quiz time, which his teacher permitted. We reviewed monomials and polynomials using perimeter application problems for rectangles, squares, and triangles. We reviewed the shape's correct formulas and inverse operations when provided the perimeter expression, but not a missing dimension's expression (i.e., trying to find the length of one side when provided the lengths of other sides and perimeter). I also allowed him to practice with a pseudo-test/quiz environment by creating a quiz for him over our topic for the session."
"Student 1 and I went over his future homework on area and with Student 2 I went over his angle work. We covered complimentary, supplementary, vertical, corresponding, and alternate interior/exterior angles. Parallel lines crossed by a traversal."
"The student practiced many problems involving writing and graphing quadratic functions, where he had to find the coordinates of the vertex, identify if it's a minimum or a maximum, factor if possible or complete the square or use quadratic formula to find the x-intercepts, plot the y-intercept, and plot any other points that easily reflect over the axis of symmetry to create the parabola. He was able to understand the role that the discriminant plays when determining if the quadratic function has 0,1, or 2 solutions/intercepts. The student asks great questions and moves very quickly."
"In this session, the student and I worked through a review packet for his unit test on piecewise and absolute value functions. Since the material wasn't brand new to the student, he didn't have much trouble with graphing the functions or solving for f(x) given an x value and a piecewise function. He needed a bit of coaching through working with function translations, so I suggested that he begin those problems by graphing the original function before deciding how it will be changed. This visual aide seemed to help him focus on how every value in a function contributes to the function's overall position. He planned to review he packet in his study hall before his test so that he would be "warmed-up" to take it."
"Today we went over percentiles. We went over median, mean, quartiles and identifying specific percentiles with given data. The student did very well, and I was impressed that she double checked her answers. I urged her to provide me tests, quizzes, and grade homework assignments so I could assess subjects we needed to work on."